NUFORC Sighting 122484

Occurred: 2015-09-28 20:00 Local
Reported: 2015-10-02 12:58 Pacific
Duration: 9 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Warner Springs, CA, USA

Shape: Fireball

Very large, bright meteor with short, red tail descending very slowly near harvest moon.

I am responding to a witness’s previous report of the same object seen in southern California.

I was attempting to view the “remnants” of a lunar eclipse from the previous weekend, but missed the event, as I am in the mountains, and had to climb upon a high ridge to see the rising moon.

This was the largest, brightest, meteor I’ve ever seen, and it appeared to travel in slow-motion compared to other meteors I’ve witnessed in the past.

I counted the duration of the event as 10 seconds.

For me, the meteor traveled from south to north, almost “into the harvest moon,” before disintegrating.

It had a short, bright red tail and very large, brilliant white, spherical head.

When I tried to find info on this meteor using the internet today, the previous account was the only record available. I wish to substantiate it with my report.


Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD

Posted 2015-10-02

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